Clemens: No MLB In 2012

Roger Clemens said he doesn't expect to pitch for an MLB team in 2012, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (Twitter links). Clemens, who's scheduled to make his second start for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters three days from now, said he's just having fun. A comeback to the MLB level isn't on his mind, he said.

"I don't see it happening," Clemens told reporters.

The Astros will scout the 50-year-old's next start, but the Rangers and Royals don't appear to have interest. Clemens, who last pitched in the Major Leagues for the 2007 Yankees, could delay his appearances on the Hall of Fame ballot if he appears in an MLB game this year. Astros players have told their friends they think Clemens will sign with Houston, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reported last week.


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  1. lefty58 3 years ago

    Nice to see that the Astro’s organization is in such great shape that they don’t mind throwing away time and money on following Roger Clemens. It should be an excellent 2013 for them, I can hardly wait.

    • Andy Repinski 3 years ago

      With how bad they are going to be, why not sell out a game every 6 days or so with Rocket pitching?

      • JimBaily 3 years ago

        I guess if the fans would rather see a washed up relic than a successful team in the future, that makes sense. But I dount there are many out there who would pay to see Clemens at this point.

        • vtadave 3 years ago

          The place would be packed for a Clemens start I believe. Also, what does the Astros’ potential future success have to do with Clemens making a couple starts this year?

        • randomkeys 3 years ago

          How does signing Clemens forfeit their chances of success in the future? It’s not like they have $100,000,000 piggy-banked away for next season and they’re spending it to scout the Skeeters.

        • Andy Repinski 3 years ago

          Yeah, because they are going to be succesful if they don’t add Clemens next year.

    • $1529282 3 years ago

      Throwing away money? Look at their attendance. They can pay Clemens the pro-rated league minimum for one start and sell out that day. Signing him would actually have a very strong ROI.

      • WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY 3 years ago

        It would also have a very strong Return On Me Not Giving a Damn.

  2. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    quote of the day

    “Roger Clemens says he doesn’t intend to pitch in the big leagues this year, but I’d like to hear it from a credible source”

    keithlaw

    • Guest 3 years ago

      McNamee says Rocket is coming back and Pettite has had conversations with Rocket about it.

  3. diesel2410 3 years ago

    Well duh, neither do the 30 teams, Roger…

  4. Leonard Washington 3 years ago

    Astros could do a promotion where they give away a free taco to everyone at the game every night Roger starts. They would call it “Everyone loves a shell night”. He is going to get destroyed, he could barely hack it at 46 he is gonna need some serious hgh at 50.

  5. davengmusic 3 years ago

    This completely means he’s pitching in 2012. Much like when any manager or coach gets a vote of confidence from their owner. And just when I was looking forward to Cirque de Soleil leaving town, another circus rolls right on in…

  6. stl_cards16 3 years ago

    So, he is just going to stay on his tractor in Mississippi? Oh…..wrong sport, same worn out story.

  7. mgsports 3 years ago

    Then Yankees if Andy’s talk to him.

  8. BWillie 3 years ago

    We can only hope.

  9. Bob Hulsey 3 years ago

    But he won’t be pitching for a major league team. He’ll be pitching for the Houston Astros.

  10. notsureifsrs 3 years ago

    i want this to go away

  11. ctiger14 3 years ago

    Why is Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun making that report? Is Clemens another aging pitcher that the Orioles are looking to add to their roster? The way Duquette is going, it would probably work out, but for any other team, forget about it!!

  12. Exposfan 3 years ago

    With Bagwell at second and Bagwell at first, they could contend in the AL West in 2013!

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